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Backcountry Imperial Saison

Backcountry Imperial Saison
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Expect big notes of citrus (mostly lemon), slight tropical fruit, and a light peppery finish in this strong, golden Saison. 2011 GABF Silver Medal winner.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (4222) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Tap at the pub. Pours a hazy yellow color with a bubbly white head. Strong notes of saison yeast and esters on the nose. Slight peppery phenols. Flavor is grains with yeasty esters. Slight funk. Noticeable warmth on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5456) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 23, 2015
The awesome cloudy yellow appearance of this beer wasn’t really evident in the sample as it was in the full beer. Fairly fruity with some noticeable alcohol at the end, it was a pretty tasty beer overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (6747) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Haze filled deep golden wth a thin rocky white head. Big musty sweet estery nose with caramelized wheat and hay, clove, gentle banana, and coriander. Big flavor full of wheat and coriander, a bit of banana and Belgian ester sweetness, and a warm grainy barnyard semisweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mysticbrew (110) - - SEP 26, 2015
Draft @ Preston Hollow Grill. A lightly hazy yellow pour a tight white head with lacings through the glass. The aroma is citrus with light malt and wild yeast. The is a crisp light malt with a lemon/grapefruit citrus. There's slight sourness that adds to the light refreshing palate. Finishes with a subtle hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy bright yellow with white head. Aroma of pineapple, floral, citrus, pepper, clove. Taste is mes bodied, med carbonation, bitter finish, crisp with a touch of sweetness. Awesome overall, nice.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockey9930 (242) - - MAY 6, 2015
Dirty straw yellow with thin dissipating head. Aroma of hay, light citrus, and subtle spices of coriander, cardamon, pepper. Spices come out more in the taste. Funky after taste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (1186) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2014
On tap poured a milky yellow hue w/ a light white fully diminishing head. Medium citrus aroma. Initial flavor moderate sour with a light bitter finish. Tastes are white grapefruit, lemon, horse blanket, and white pepper. Medium bodied, balanced mouthfeel and avg carb. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (1026) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
On tap at Stapleton Tap House. Listed as 9.6% with 30 IBUs. Pours yellow gold. Light aromas. medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of floral hops, lemon, melon, light pepper. Overall full bodied, smooth and flavorful.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (1123) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Tap. Clear gold with a light white head that laces well. Aromas of citrus, apple, spice, and light grain. Flavor is the same with a slightly dry and warm finish. Mostly sweet buy balanced by the alcohol and pepper.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3743) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2013
On tap at Rackhouse. Pour is hazy golden orange with a small white head and decent lacing. Big banana, clove, somewhat doughy, spicy, biscuit, citrusy, orange peel, and coriander in the aroma. Taste is musty, straw, somewhat doughy, clove, banana, white pepper, citrus, grassy, and fruity with a medium spicy finish. Medium body with high carbonation. The Belgian yeast is very present . . . Definitely not a saison, more like a Belgian strong; tasty nonetheless.


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